Model 9 090415

This bass is one of my Model 9 basses in 33 inch scale.  This bass has comfortable sleek feel and is well balanced for great performance.   I had some nice materials left over from another build, so I decided to make a bass that I can put up for sale.  Most basses I build are customer commissioned bases but this one is up for grabs.

The neck is made out of some beautiful quartered Ovangkol that sports some fine figure along with the color.  Inside are two carbon fiber bars and a dual action truss rod to keep her stable.  The Indian Rosewood fret board has 22 vintage gauge frets made of stainless steel.  I capped the peg head with some Myrtle wood that matches the body top.  The rear of the peg head is capped with wood from the body back.

The body is crafted from two very old pieces of my stash of rare Mahogany.  I did not chamber the body much at all so she sustains for days.  I topped the body with a book matched Myrtle wood that has multiple varieties of figure.  Just stunning in color.  I did not tint or dye the woods in this bass at all.  The entire bass is finished in a poly based oil that can be refreshed rather easily.  Simple maintenance of waxing every so often.

The hardware is my standard kit of Hipshot brand tuners and A style bridge.

The pickups are EMG 35 P and 35J in soapbar configuration.  They have a very nice low-mid growl and low end punch.  The top end sizzles.  Great slap tones and perfect for any music where you don’t want mush, but articulation.

This bass is probably the closest thing to a standard bass that I make.  It is simple, solid, albeit beautiful.